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Orthodoxy is a cornerstone of Greek culture and tradition. Our Parish welcomes you! We are passionate about sharing the love of Christ, caring for each other, and making an impact our community.

Volunteers & sponsors needed

Volunteers are needed, please check your calendar and come out and help to make the 2019 Greek Festival a success. Sponsors also make a difference! See the festival website to sign up.

METROPOLITAN ELPIDOPHOROS OF BURSA
ELECTED UNANIMOUSLY ARCHBISHOP OF AMERICA

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces to the faithful the election of His Eminence Metropolitan Elpidophoros of Bursa as the new Archbishop of America. Axios! The official announcement of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in translation follows below:

Announcement of May 11, 2019 - Today, Saturday May 11 2019, the Holy and Sacred Synod, continuing its work, proceeded to fill the vacated seat of the Archdiocese of America following the voluntary resignation of its shepherd, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios Geron of America.

Therefore, following the suggestion, permission and exhortation of His-All Holiness, the holy synodical members dully casting their votes unanimously elected as Archbishop of America His Eminence Metropolitan Elpidophoros of Bursa, Abbott of the Holy Monastery of the Holy Trinity in Halki and Professor of the Theological School of the Aristoteleian University of Thessaloniki.

From the Secretariat of the Holy and Sacred Synod

Archpastoral Greeting

My Beloved Faithful of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America:My Beloved Faithful of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America:

Χριστὀς Ἀνέστη! Christ is Risen! He is truly risen!

Even though I am, as the Apostle Paul once said, “absent in the body” from you, I am very much with you in heart, in mind, and in spirit (cf. I Cor. 5:3). I wanted to take this moment to communicate with you through this marvelous tool of social media, to express how much I desire to embrace all of you as spiritual children, and to manifest to you the love with which God has graced my heart for the precious flock of the Holy Archdiocese of America.

In the coming days and weeks, we will all be learning about one another. I have already received and continue to receive warm greetings and messages of congratulations from across America, and I am heartened by them all. You will be learning about me, but what I want all of you to know most importantly, is that that I am coming to America not only to be your Archbishop, but I am coming to be your spiritual friend and brother, your servant in the Lord, your co-worker in Christ, and your fellow steward of all the gifts of God that have been bestowed upon the Greek Orthodox Faithful of America. Together we will bring the Holy Archdiocese of America to the greater understanding that we are the Body of Christ, and each of us a precious member.

To you and to all our Orthodox Christian Brethren across America, I bring the blessing of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. I am coming to you as your brother in Christ. And, on June 22nd at my Enthronement, I look forward to embracing our ecumenical and interfaith friends as well, and the whole pluralistic American society that values freedom of conscience and religious liberty with such intensity.

Let this be a time of hope and positive expectation for us all. We have much to accomplish together, and by God’s grace and with His strength, we must surely be victorious.

Χριστὀς Ἀνέστη! Ἀληθῶς Ἀνέστη!

In the Risen Lord,
Archbishop Elpidophoros of America

Announcements

Congratulations St. Chrysostom Oratorical Festival Winners!
We are happy to announce that Elizabeth Karides received First Place in the Junior Division this past weekend at the New Jersey Metropolis Oratorical Festival in Trenton, New Jersey. She will represent our parish at the National Oratorical Festival in Port Washington, New York in June. Anna Chacona received an Honorable Mention in the Junior Division. Joanna Nakas received Third Place in the Senior Division and Christiana Kambouris received Second place in the Senior Division. Congratulations to all our students and their families. A job well done!

Time change for services on June 2
Due to the Greek Festival, there will be a change of time for Orthros and Divine Liturgy on June 2. Orthros will begin at 8 am and Divine Liturgy at 9 am. Also, on Sunday, June 2, there will be no Coffee Hour; however, you can enjoy your coffee with your family and friends at the Greek Festival.

Annual Greek Festival Sponsorship & Advertising
This year’s Annual Greek Festival will be held on May 30 -31, June 1 and 2, 2019. For the first time we are offering sponsorship opportunities for not only for businesses but for organizations and individuals. You can have Personal Messages, Best Wishes and in Memory. Photos should be sending in High Resolution accurately sized and camera ready for print in the Souvenir Program/Menu. If you are interested in supporting the Greek Festival by purchasing and ad, you may contact the Church Office at 410-573-2072 or email correspondence@schgochurch.org.

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